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REAP District Assembly Being Held in Spencer Next Week

October 11, 2021 7:44am

Iowa's Resource Enhancement and Protection assemblies are going on this month.

The assemblies give Iowans an opportunity to share and discuss their visions for Iowa's outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management, and more.

The Region Three assembly will be held Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30pm at the Clay County Regional Event Center in Spencer. REAP Region Three includes, Buena Vista, Clay, O'Brien, and Palo Alto counties. The assembly will last approximately 90 minutes. REAP assemblies are conducted in odd-numbered years.

REAP assemblies are locally-led meetings where issues can be brought forth and voted upon. Iowans can discuss the program, recommend changes, and discuss impacts in their area.

Each year, REAP provides funding for local projects through a grant process, and each year the requests for city and county grants exceed the amount available by two or three times. Since the program debuted in 1989, more than 365-million dollars has been awarded to more than 15-thousand 500 projects.